I’ve had with most of you. Especially those of you who sit there and argue with the very people this government is marginalizing and harrassing. That we should “get along and be nice” because somehow that’s going to magically fix everything. The time for politeness passed many months ago. Sorry, that’s just how it is. If you can’t see why, get you head out of your fucking ass and take a good look around. You say you have minority friends? Sure, ok! Why don’t you ask them some things: Ask any of your friends of color how they’re doing rightContinue Reading

I posted this to a conservative sf/f author’s website today. They have talked many times about feeling “othered” in the sf/f community because they’re conservative, even though they’re LGBTQA affirming (including writing many books about LGBTQA/gender-queer romances, etc). I’m posting it here, too, for those conservatives who have been saying today “But, I didn’t vote for Trump because of his racism/sexism/homophobia!” “People like me, moderate liberals who would like to compromise across the gap, are scared this morning. And, I think, rightfully so…. I wasn’t sure I was going to write this to you, but in the interest of understanding,Continue Reading

“No, no…pleases don’t fall asleep! I’d like to have this conversation.” He said, as I was typing in my bed. I was tempted to nap right then, but I did want to write. I turned on my Hated Bands playlist and invited Him to have a seat. He laughed. “It’s easy for people to hate what they don’t understand, isn’t it?” I nodded. “Definitely. Or to think someone is evil because they like something you don’t.” He gave me that look. “Okay, Okay! Guilty. But, seriously, how can people like Trump and say they believe in You? How can theyContinue Reading

I like makeup, and I’m having fun with it, even though the butch side of myself is going “huh? wut?” I am an activist for some things, and I’ll do the work when I need to, but I’m not so keen on the community around activism sometimes. There are times when the very far left sounds quite similar to the very far right, especially in the “I will shout at you until you believe like I do” school of activism. Speaking of politics, I am not an anarchist, even though I’m pagan. I love all you Anarcho-pagans out there. KeepContinue Reading

Before I head out to the east coast for a nice weekend with family, I am directing you to this Medium piece by Michael Arnovitz called “Thinking about Hillary — A Follow-up” which makes some excellent points. The first set of points it makes is about the sexist, misogynistic crap that Hillary gets just because she’s a woman running for office. I’m not going to really go on about that, since I’ve already made that point in many venues, and frankly, I’m kind of tired of pointing it out. But the other thing that Arnovitz talks about is the youngContinue Reading

The world is a very weird place right now. This morning I woke up to my British friends, and my British wife, angry and freaking out about their country. I don’t blame them. They woke up this morning to see just how far bigotry and xenophobia is entrenched in their country. What’s hard for me is that I try to be hopeful, and in this… It’s hard to find hope when we’re facing a similar situation here. I’m not talking about the leaving the EU part of the equation here, but the bigotry and xenophobia part. I keep thinking aboutContinue Reading